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Buhari mourns former Lagos CJ, Ilori

PRESIDENT Buhari has condoled with the family of Ilori over the passing of Justice Samuel Ilori, the 9th Chief Judge of Lagos State.

Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari mourns Justice Ilori, Ex-Lagos Chief Judge’.

The statement read, “The President joins the Lagos State Government, the Bar, and the National Judicial Council in mourning the eminent jurist, who started his career as a pupil counsel at the Federal Ministry of Justice in 1965 and later transferred his service to Lagos State, rising through the ranks before his appointment as Chief Judge in 1996.”

Buhari declared that Ilori, who had a distinguished career in the public service spanning over 30 years and comprising many roles, will be remembered for his pivotal role of introducing technology in court proceedings in the country.

He added that the Nigerian judicial system was richer by the lifelong contributions of brilliant judges like Ilori.

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